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Ilevitable - Vinyl Record

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Sony Music Latin
Vinyl LP - Sealed
Ileana Cabra, a/k/a PG-13, the fierce femme vocalist of Puerto Rico’s world-renown alternative hiphop/rock/reggaetón band Calle 13, joined the band when she was only 16, but she was already an old soul. “When we did our first concert in Puerto Rico,” said ILe, “I sang a solo version of La Lupe’s song ‘Puro Teatro.’ It was kind of a moment of transition for me.” It may not have seemed that way at the time, but her debut nostalgia-soaked collection of alternative ballads Ilevitable, was inevitable.

ILe, who began her association with Calle 13 by jumping into a verbal sparring match with her brother René (Residente) on the band’s first single, “La Aguacatona,” has been levitating across stages with the band for over a decade. But with Ilevitable, a 12-song collection of meticulously produced boleros, waltzes, mambos, pop-rock ballads, and even a bugalú, ILe has created an instant classic that reveals a thoughtful and innovative artistry for the first time. The album’s first single, “Caníbal,” is a fitting example of ILe’s eclectic tastes and ability to combine an older, more romantic point of view with the darkness of the new millennium. Its melancholy guitar riffs and 60’s girl group piano chords—played by Eduardo Cabra (Visitante)--immediately draw the listener into ILe’s unique sensibility. The song’s lyrics, climaxed by syrupy-scary violins, describe someone who is consuming herself with doubt and regret.

Recorded over several months in local Puerto Rican studios, Ilevitable features upwards of 75 musicians, composers, and arrangers including ILe’s brother Eduardo, her sister Milena, her father Joey Cabra, and her romantic partner Ismael Cancel, her co-producer, who is also a drummer-percussionist for Calle 13. “We’re all connected,” said René. “We constantly stimulate each other. Ileana grew up in that artistic atmosphere that’s why she matured so quickly.”

1. Quién Eres Tú
2. Caníbal
3. Triángulo
4. Qué Mal Que Estoy
5. Te Quiero Con Bugalú
6. Maldito Sea el Amor
7. Dolor - iLe feat. Cheo Feliciano
8. Extraña de Querer
9. Rescatarme
10. Danza Para No Llorar

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